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Otto Porter
Otto Porter
Position: F
Born: 06/03/93
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $26,011,913
Last year was such a young draft. The top five picks were 19.9, 19.3, 19.3, 18.8 and 19.1 years old, respectively. That’s the first time in NBA history that the top five picks were teenagers. To put that in perspective, as recently as 2013 — the Anthony Bennett year — there were no teenagers in the top five; Bennett, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter Jr., Cody Zeller and Alex Len were all in their 20s. “The average age of drafted players is the lowest of all time,” noted one assistant GM. “That probably increases variance.”
Why did you sacrifice so much? There were times it seemed to me like you overdid it a little bit. You could have shot more or maybe looked for your offense a little bit more. Kris Dunn: I mean, it’s tough. I’m still trying to figure out who I was as a point guard. And when you’ve got Zach (LaVine) and Lauri (Markkanen) on the team who can shoot at a high level, and then you bring in Otto and he shoots at a high level. Those three guys averaged 20 since they’ve been here. And the multi ball-handling situation kind of messed up my groove a little bit to figure out where I could be aggressive at. So it’s a little bit of everything. But I don’t get too down on it. It’s a learning experience. This summer I’m going to bring it.
Ted Leonsis, the founder of Monumental Sports & Entertainment which owns the Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, is regarded as a savvy and respected businessman in NBA ownership circles and even described as a “top-tier” owner by one peer. However, Leonsis also is viewed as waiting too long to step in and make significant changes while also spending too much money on trying to form a “big three” with John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. when he should have recognized personality conflicts that undermined that plan.
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If that doesn’t happen, however, Paxson still sees a path. “I do believe when we establish winning again, that this city is a draw, that this organization is a draw,’’ Paxson said. “But that’s down the road. That’s why we made the deal at the trade deadline for Otto [Porter]. We felt that was a significant piece to becoming a much better basketball team. Over that stretch where we had him and we healthy, we were playing at a level that I could see us playing at in the future. So we’re trying to build toward what you’re talking about.’’
Turning around the Wizards might be a heavy lift that takes years to execute, but it’s not a dead-end job prone to constant turnover or afflicted with ownership questions. “We really care about two things: Is the boss invested in his team, and will he prove it by spending the money we ask him to spend?” one longtime executive said. “Ted is 2 for 2. He won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals. He paid John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and Ian Mahinmi. He paid Andray Blatche and then paid him to go away. What more could you want?”